Events

Welcome to Illinois' historic I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. Situated between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, the region is an outdoor recreational dream, beginning with miles of trails and waterways stretching from suburban Chicago all the way to Starved Rock State Park. Stay at four star hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts, explore Route 66, shop big-names and boutiques, dine on hearty home cooking or haute cuisine, and play at the area's exciting attractions and gaming venues.

The I&M Canal Heritage Corridor has everything you are looking for in a weekend getaway or your next tour or meeting.

LHG Test Kitchen Week

Now - Jan. 20, 2022
Restaurant Week has been reimagined. LHG Test Kitchen Week will showcase the creativity of locations in Lemont, Homer Glen, and the surroudning locations.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Theodore Marsh

Jan. 17, 2022
Our volunteer workdays provide an opportunity for you to contribute to your community, support your local environment, meet fellow nature-lovers, and get some fresh air and exercise. All winter workdays ...

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Dope Sandwich Food Truck at Alter Brewing Co.

Jan. 18, 2022
Warm up with a hot and delicious sandwich from our buds at Dope Sandwich! They'll be here Tuesday 1/18 to fuel you up for trivia and beers.

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Flight Night

Jan. 19, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Reels at the Rialto - The Greatest Showman

Jan. 20, 2022
Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T. Barnum displays a natural talent for publicity and promotion, selling lottery tickets by age 12. After trying his hands at various jobs, P.T. turns to show business ...

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History at Home: Tea (Zoom webinar)

Jan. 20, 2022
Encounter history from the comfort of your own home. Do some virtual time travel via Zoom and explore interesting topics from earlier times. January is National Hot Tea Month, and to celebrate we are ...

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"Class Act" Drama Classes Begin

Jan. 22, 2022 - Feb. 26, 2022
All levels of interest and ability welcome! "Class Act" Drama Classes meet in-person on the indoor stage for 6 Saturday mornings from January 22 until February 26, 2022. GRADES 1-5 9:00-10:15 am $75.00 GRAGES ...

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Beautiful Bark Abounds

Jan. 22, 2022
Unlike other features of trees, bark is always present. But how much do we really know about this protective covering? Enjoy a winter hike and learn how bark grows, why the same species looks different ...

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Excursion Hike: Haley Valley Preserve

Jan. 22, 2022
Join us for an active day outdoors on this excursion hike while embracing the Norwegian philosophy of friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-liv), meaning open air or outdoor living. We will embrace a day ...

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January in the Woods: Off-trail Adventure--Eagles!

Jan. 23, 2022
Calling all families, kids and kids at heart! Explore the woods off trail with a naturalist as we look for signs of bald eagles and other active animals in winter. Who knows what we will find? Maybe we’ll ...

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Wedding Expo

Jan. 27, 2022

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Wedding Expo

Jan. 27, 2022
You can find tickets for this event on Ticketmaster.

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Piano Man - Charlie from Windy City

Jan. 28, 2022
Audience interactive piano show. Bring your list of songs to have him sing or you sing with him. Great time with friends or date night. Last Friday of every month (except Dec) 930pm to 1am.

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Track & Scat Hike

Jan. 29, 2022
Lace up your winter boots and let’s puzzle together what animals have been hanging around Isle a la Cache! Start inside the museum learning about what animal leaves behind those tracks and how to ID animal ...

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Winter Waterfowl Hike

Jan. 29, 2022
Did you know some birds consider Will County their warm, winter home? That means our rivers are plenty busy with birds of all sizes! Discover our winter visitors who are staying “toasty” in the Des Plaines ...

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Happy Morning Yoga and Hike

Jan. 30, 2022
Start the day off right with some self-care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection. This program includes a 35- to 45-minute, all-levels yoga session followed by a 35- to 45-minute hike along our scenic ...

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WonderKids: Groundhogs

Feb. 1, 2022
Calling all families with preschoolers! Join us for a hands-on program designed for your little one. With Groundhog Day upon us, we are going to celebrate by learning all about this animal. We will explore ...

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Flight Night

Feb. 2, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Birding in the Preserves (Zoom webinar)

Feb. 3, 2022
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** During this virtual hike, we’ll highlight a select preserve and what trail to take to find birds. Get tips and tricks on where to ...

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Burning Bridges at Quarry Lemont

Feb. 5, 2022
Join us for a fantastic evening of great food, drinks, and live music all while shooting a game of pool or rolling a game of ten pin! Never a dull moment at The Quarry in Lemont!

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Grace & John @Garage Band Brewing

Feb. 5, 2022
Grace & John @Garage Band Brewing

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Valentine's Day Nature Cards

Feb. 5, 2022
Want to have the coolest Valentine’s Day cards this year? Check out some delightful examples and learn how to use nature to make fun and creative cards. Create a few on your own and get inspired to continue ...

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Bombie the Abominable Snowman Hunt

Feb. 5, 2022
Let’s go in search of “Bombie,” which is short for the abominable snowman! We’ll sing songs and go on a short, adventurous hike in search of “Bombie” and then make s’mores over the campfire. This program ...

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Fossils: Frozen in Time

Feb. 5, 2022
Fossils are evidence of ancient life, and you can make your own fossil replica before hiking the preserve, learning about Illinois’ past and different types of fossils and how they form. Afterward, head ...

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Galentine's Day Campfire

Feb. 10, 2022
Please note that using this Facebook Event page to indicate you are going does not mean you are registered for the event. You must register by using the link or calling the number below.*** Please note: ...

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Galentine's Day Campfire

Feb. 10, 2022
Ladies, enjoy an evening under the stars, cozying up to a campfire while sipping your favorite beverage. Hot cocoa will be provided, along with a keepsake mug to take home. Feel free to bring your favorite ...

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Lanturn - Lit Hikes for Lovers

Feb. 11, 2022
Reconnect in the still quiet of the evening under the twinkling stars. Take time for just the two of you in the warm glow of lanterns along the trail. After a quiet stroll, join us indoors for a hot chocolate ...

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Drinking Habits

Feb. 11, 2022 - Feb. 20, 2022
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors ...

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The Way We Worked: A Traveling Exhibition From the Smithsonian Institution

Feb. 12, 2022 - May. 8, 2022
“The Way We Worked” explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The diversity ...

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February in the Woods: Off-trail Adventure - Owls

Feb. 12, 2022
Calling all families, kids and kids at heart! Explore the woods off trail with a naturalist as we look for signs of owls in the preserve! Who knows what we will find! Maybe we’ll find some feathers or ...

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2022 Utica Winter Wine Walk

Feb. 12, 2022
How does the Winter Wine Walk work? Visit all the locations listed on your passport and enjoy wine and food tastings. Walk between the tasting stops or ride the free trolley bus between stops. This is ...

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Flight Night

Feb. 16, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Reels at the Rialto - A Star Is Born

Feb. 17, 2022
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. ...

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Vertical Elite Camp #2 at Sebastian

Feb. 18, 2022 - Feb. 20, 2022
Want your slot in summer 2022 history at the Vertical World Record?? Try-out this weekend with SDC CORE to earn your golden ticket. Attend this Try-Out Camp organized by SDC CORE at Skydive Sebastian ...

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Winter Family Hike & Campfire

Feb. 19, 2022
Bundle up and head outdoors with the whole family! This naturalist-led hike is your chance to escape the four walls of school, the office or home and take in the fresh winter air. Create warm memories ...

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Happy Mornings Yoga and Hike

Feb. 20, 2022
Start the day off right with some self-care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection. This program includes a 35- to 45-minute all-levels yoga session followed by a 35- to 45-minute hike along our scenic ...

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Will County Works: On the River (Zoom webinar)

Feb. 24, 2022
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** In conjunction with “The Way We Worked” exhibition, Isle a la Cache Museum is featuring local industries and workers of Will County. ...

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Lunch & Learn: Planting Natives in the Spring (Zoom webinar)

Feb. 24, 2022
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** Believe it or not, it’s almost time for spring planting! Let’s start the season off with as many native plants as possible. In this ...

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Utica's Mardi Gras Parade

Feb. 26, 2022
Join us for the Annual Mardi Gras Parade!! BEADS * FUN * FLOATS * LIVE MUSIC FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS

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Flight Night

Mar. 2, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Post Modern Jukebox: The Grand Reopening Tour

Mar. 3, 2022
Early last year, pop-jazz phenomenon Postmodern Jukebox set out to celebrate a new-millennium Roaring 20s, promising audiences across the country and around the world "the most sensational '20s party ...

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Utica's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mar. 12, 2022
Join us for Utica's St.Patrick's Day Parade BEADS * FLOATS* FUN *LIVE MUSIC FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS

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Reels at the Rialto - Rocketman

Mar. 16, 2022
Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it's ...

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Flight Night

Mar. 16, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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AMITA Health Bolingbrook St. Paddy's Half Marathon & 5K

Mar. 20, 2022
The AMITA Health Bolingbrook St. Paddy's Half Marathon & 5K starts at the Bolingbrook Village Hall and runs the streets of Bolingbrook! Use #StPaddysRun when sharing photos from the event! Instagram: ...

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Flight Night

Mar. 30, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Flight Night

Apr. 13, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Reels at the Rialto - Casablanca

Apr. 14, 2022
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and ...

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Scenes from Around the Corridor